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June 6, 2019

Statement on the passing of our founding funder, Herb Sandler

Herbert Sandler, whose death we deeply mourn, never had a title at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. But this organization, with its mission of advancing evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth, would not exist without the support and leadership of Herb and the Sandler Foundation. In 2014, Equitable […]

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May 16, 2019

Preparing for the Next Recession: Policies to Reduce the Impact on the U.S. Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2019 Media Contacts: Stacy A. Anderson, (202) 238-3114, saanderson@brookings.edu | Erica Handloff, (202) 756-5747, ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org The Hamilton Project at Brookings & Washington Center for Equitable Growth Co-Host Forum & Release New Book on “Preparing for the Next Recession” Event Panelists to include Ben S. Bernanke, Robert E. Rubin, Christina Romer […]

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March 18, 2019

Remembrance: Alan Krueger

Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, issued the following statement in reaction to the death of Princeton University economist Alan B. Krueger: We at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alan Krueger. He was devoted to serving the […]

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December 4, 2018

American Antitrust Institute names Equitable Growth’s Michael Kades to Advisory Board

The American Antitrust Institute, or AAI, announced today that it has named Michael Kades, Equitable Growth’s Director of Markets and Competition Policy, to its Advisory Board. AAI is an independent, nonprofit organization devoted to promoting competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society. It conducts research, education, and advocacy on the benefits of competition and the […]

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August 28, 2018

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth applauds the introduction of the “Measuring Real Income Growth Act of 2018”

Landmark legislation directs federal agency to report on the state of economic inequality in the United States FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 or ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org Washington, D.C.—Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the “Measuring Real Income Growth Act of 2018” today, which directs the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to report […]

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July 25, 2018

Washington Center for Equitable Growth announces $900,000 in grants for new research on economic inequality and its effects on economic growth and stability

Fifth annual round of grantmaking brings total awards to nearly $4 million for growing body of research exploring the relationship between economic inequality and economic growth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 or ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org Washington, D.C. – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that it will award 24 grants this year, totaling […]

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June 27, 2018

Karen Dynan joins Equitable Growth Steering Committee

Washington, D.C.—Karen Dynan, a former assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy and current Harvard University economics professor, has joined the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s Steering Committee, the organization announced today. Dynan is professor of the practice of economics at Harvard. During her tenure at the Treasury Department, from 2014 to 2017, she […]

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June 13, 2018

Janet Yellen joins Equitable Growth Steering Committee

Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that former Federal Reserve chair and Council of Economic Advisers chair Janet L. Yellen has joined the organization’s Steering Committee. Yellen, a professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley, served a four-year term as chair of the Board of Governors of the […]

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April 12, 2018

Labor Economist Kate Bahn to lead Equitable Growth labor and wage initiatives

For immediate release Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that labor economist Kate Bahn has joined its staff to lead the organization’s efforts on labor and wage issues. Bahn will continue to develop the network of researchers whose work on labor and wage issues Equitable Growth supports. In addition, she […]

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April 9, 2018

New gender pay inequality report details causes, potential solutions

For immediate release Washington, D.C. — While it is well known that women in the workplace are paid on average considerably less than men, a new report issued by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth details the economic and other consequences of this pervasive gender pay inequality, quantifies its many causes, and suggests policy solutions […]